The best copywriters I know will give themselves at least They are only to make a point.
What if you could just follow a few rules to write web copy that converts web visitors into buyers? Or just drop a few words into a machine and your seductive copy rolls out at the other side? But I have a couple of lesser-known formulas that will help you write more persuasive copy.
And I have a warning about a smelly formula that leads to disaster and possibly chases your web visitors away. Shall we start with the stinky formula? American advertising pioneer Elmo Lewis developed the formula around for designing and writing adverts.
Most copywriting formulas are reincarnations of the eternal princess AIDA. They follow a similar process: And why do I say this formula is a bit smelly?
Of course AIDA is a simple formula. The process AIDA describes seems to make sense, too. The web is not like an advert in a magazine. When people land on your website, you already have their attention. This is an important distinction with old-fashioned advertising.
Your web visitors already clicked through to find out more about you. Your task is to create interest and desire. First she chases web visitors away if you follow her suggestion to focus on drawing attention. Each web page needs a clear call-to-action that stands out and that encourages your web visitor to take the next step.
How to create interest and desire on the web Remember: They scan web pages. To get your web visitors interested, you need a value proposition that entices a scanner to start reading.
You need a clear and credible headline, bullet points, and an image.
Draw them into your story so you can create desire for your product. You create interest with your value proposition; and then you describe your service to create desire. A powerful copywriting formula: FAB reminds us to always focus on customers.
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